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Minutes of Proceedings

Session: Session currently unavailable

Date: 07 February 2022

The Assembly met at noon, the Speaker in the Chair.

1. Prayers

Members observed two minutes' silence.

2. Speaker's Business

2.1 Royal Assent

The Speaker advised Members that Royal Assent had been signified on 2 February 2022 to the Damages (Return on Investment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2022, the Horse Racing (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2022, and the Health and Social Care Act (Northern Ireland) 2022.

2.2 Resignation of the First Minister

The Speaker made some remarks about the impact of the former First Minister's resignation on legislation passing through the Assembly at that time.

2.3 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee

The Speaker advised that he had written on behalf of the Assembly to express good wishes to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth on the occasion of her platinum jubilee.

3. Matter of the Day

3.1 Resignation of the First Minister

Mrs Michelle O'Neill, under Standing Order 24, made a statement on the resignation of the First Minister. Other Members were also called to speak on the matter.

3.2 Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Mr Jim Allister, under Standing Order 24, made a statement on Her Majesty The Queen's platinum jubilee. Other Members were also called to speak on the matter.

4. Members' Statements

Under Standing Order 24A, the following Members made a statement to the Assembly;

Dr Steve Aiken

Ms Sinéad Ennis

Ms Joanne Bunting

Mr Patsy McGlone

Mr Colm Gildernew

Mrs Pam Cameron

Mr Mark Durkan

Mr Alan Chambers

Mr Chris Lyttle

Mr Daniel McCrossan

5. Assembly Business

5.1 Motion: Suspension of Standing Orders 10(2) to 10(4)

Proposed:

That Standing Orders 10(2) to 10(4) be suspended for 7 February 2022.

Mr John O'Dowd
Ms Joanne Bunting
Mrs Dolores Kelly
Mr Robbie Butler
Mr Andrew Muir
Ms Clare Bailey

The Question being put, the motion was carried with cross-community support.

5.2 Motion: Suspension of Standing Order 62

Proposed:

That, unless the Assembly previously resolves, Standing Order 62 be suspended to the end of the 2017-22 mandate.

Mr John O'Dowd
Ms Joanne Bunting
Mrs Dolores Kelly
Mr Robbie Butler
Mr Andrew Muir
Ms Clare Bailey

The Question being put, the motion was carried with cross-community support.

5.3 Motion: Suspension of Standing Order 20(1)

Proposed:

That Standing Orders 20(1) be suspended for 7 February 2022.

Mr John O'Dowd
Ms Joanne Bunting
Mrs Dolores Kelly
Mr Robbie Butler
Mr Andrew Muir
Ms Clare Bailey

The Question being put, the motion was carried with cross-community support.

The Deputy Speaker, Mr Beggs, took the Chair.

6. Executive Committee Business

6.1 First Stage: Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) Bill (NIA Bill 53/17-22)

The Minister for Infrastructure, Ms Nichola Mallon, introduced a Bill to amend retained EU law relating to compulsory insurance for the use of motor vehicles; and for connected purposes.

The Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) Bill (NIA Bill 53/17-22) passed First Stage and was ordered to be printed.

6.2 Final Stage: Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill (NIA Bill 22/17-22)

The Minister for the Economy, Mr Gordon Lyons, moved the Final Stage of the Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill (NIA Bill 22/17-22).

Debate ensued.

The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill (NIA Bill 22/17-22) passed Final Stage.

6.3 Final Stage: Non-domestic Rates Valuations (Coronavirus) Bill (NIA Bill 44/17-22)

The Minister of Finance, Mr Conor Murphy, moved the Final Stage of the Non-domestic Rates Valuations (Coronavirus) Bill (NIA Bill 44/17-22).

Debate ensued.

The Non-domestic Rates Valuations (Coronavirus) Bill (NIA Bill 44/17-22) passed Final Stage.

6.4 Further Consideration Stage: Protection from Stalking Bill (NIA Bill 14/17-22)

The Minister of Justice, Mrs Naomi Long, moved the Further Consideration Stage of the Protection from Stalking Bill (NIA Bill 14/17-22).

No amendments were tabled to the Bill.

The Protection from Stalking Bill (NIA Bill 14/17-22) stood referred to the Speaker for consideration in accordance with section 10 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998.

6.5 Motion: The draft Single Use Carrier Bags Charge (Amendment and Revocation) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022

Proposed:

That the draft Single Use Carrier Bags Charge (Amendment and Revocation) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022 be approved.

Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Debate ensued.

The debate stood suspended for Question Time.

The Speaker took the Chair.

7. Question Time

7.1 Justice

Questions were put to, and answered by, the Minister of Justice, Mrs Naomi Long.

The Deputy Speaker, Mr Beggs, took the Chair.

8. Question for Urgent Oral Answer

8.1 Checks at Sea Ports

The Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Mr Edwin Poots, responded to a Question for Urgent Oral Answer tabled by Mr John Blair.

9. Executive Committee Business (cont'd)

9.1 Motion: The draft Single Use Carrier Bags Charge (Amendment and Revocation) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022 (cont'd)

Debate resumed.

The Question being put, the motion was carried with cross-community support.

The Speaker took the Chair.

9.2 Consideration Stage: Climate Change (No. 2) Bill (NIA Bill 28/17-22) (cont'd)

Debate, suspended on 1 February 2022, resumed.

Clauses

As Amendment 38 was made, Amendment 43 was not called.

After debate, Amendment 44 inserting new clause 'Just Transition Fund for Agriculture' was made and it was agreed that the new clause stand part of the Bill.

After debate, Amendment 45 inserting new clause 'Policies and proposals: targets' was made on division and it was agreed that the new clause stand part of the Bill (Division 1).

After debate, Amendment 46 inserting new clause 'Policies and proposals: further provisions' was made on division and it was agreed that the new clause stand part of the Bill (Division 2).

After debate, Amendment 47 inserting new clause 'Policies and proposals: nature-based solutions' was made on division and it was agreed that the new clause stand part of the Bill (Division 3).

After debate, Amendment 48 inserting new clause 'Policies and proposals: impact on small businesses' was made on division and it was agreed that the new clause stand part of the Bill (Division 4).

The sitting was suspended at 6.58 pm and resumed at 7.30 pm.

After debate, Amendment 49 inserting new clause 'Policies and proposals: carbon leakage' was made and it was agreed that the new clause stand part of the Bill.

After debate, Amendment 50 inserting new clause 'Just Transition adviser' was negatived.

After debate, Amendment 51 inserting new clause 'Co-ordination' was negatived.

As Amendment 38 was made, Amendment 52 was not called.

After debate, Amendment 53 inserting new clause 'Just Transition Commission' was made and it was agreed that the new clause stand part of the Bill.

As Amendment 44 was made, Amendment 54 was not called.

The question being put, it was agreed that Clause 17 stand part of the Bill.

The question being put, it was agreed that Clause 18 stand part of the Bill.

The question being put, it was agreed that Clause 19 stand part of the Bill.

After debate, Amendment 55 to Clause 20 was made.

After debate, Amendment 56 to Clause 20 was made.

After debate, Amendment 57 to Clause 20 was made.

After debate, Amendment 58 to Clause 20 was made.

After debate, Amendment 59 to Clause 20 was made.

The question being put, it was agreed that Clause 20, as amended, stand part of the Bill.

After debate, Amendment 60 inserting new clause 'Public sector climate duty' was negatived on division (Division 5).

After debate, Amendment 61 to Clause 21 was made.

After debate, Amendment 62 to Clause 21 was made.

After debate, Amendment 63 to Clause 21 was made.

The question being put, it was agreed that Clause 21, as amended, stand part of the Bill.

The question being put, it was agreed that Clause 22 stand part of the Bill.

The question being put, it was agreed that Clause 23 stand part of the Bill.

After debate, Amendment 64 to Clause 24 was made.

The question being put, it was agreed that Clause 24, as amended, stand part of the Bill.

After debate, Amendment 65 to Clause 25 was made.

After debate, Amendment 66 to Clause 25 was made.

The question being put, it was agreed that Clause 25, as amended, stand part of the Bill.

The question being put, it was agreed that Clause 26 stand part of the Bill.

The question being put, it was agreed that Clause 27 stand part of the Bill.

The question being put, it was agreed that Clause 28 stand part of the Bill.

After debate, Amendment 67 inserting new clause 'Consultation on Northern Ireland based oversight' was negatived on division (Division 6).

After debate, Amendment 68 inserting new clause 'Northern Ireland-based oversight' was negatived on division (Division 7).

After debate, Amendment 69 inserting new clause 'Northern Ireland Climate Commissioner' was made on division and it was agreed that the new clause stand part of the Bill (Division 8).

After debate, Amendment 70 inserting new clause 'Climate Action Plans' was negatived.

As Amendment 69 was made, Amendment 71 was not called.

As Amendment 69 was made, Amendment 72 was not called.

As Amendment 69 was made, Amendment 73 was not called.

After debate, Amendment 74 inserting new clause 'Climate action plan' was made on division (Division 9) and it was agreed that the new clause stand part of the Bill.

After debate, Amendment 75 to Clause 29 was made.

After debate, Amendment 76 to Clause 29 was made on division (Division 10).

The question being put, it was agreed on division that Clause 29, as amended, stand part of the Bill (Division 11).

After debate, Amendment 77 to Clause 30 was negatived on division (Division 12).

The question being put, it was agreed that Clause 30 stand part of the Bill.

After debate, Amendment 78 to Clause 31 was made on division (Division 13).

The question being put, it was agreed on division that Clause 31, as amended, stand part of the Bill (Division 14).

The question being put, it was agreed that Clause 32 stand part of the Bill.

After debate, Amendment 79 to Clause 33 was negatived on division (Division 15).

The question being put, it was agreed that Clause 33 stand part of the Bill.

The question being put, it was agreed that Clause 34 stand part of the Bill.

The question being put, it was agreed that Clause 35 stand part of the Bill.

The question being put, it was agreed that Clause 36 stand part of the Bill.

The question being put, it was agreed that Clause 37 stand part of the Bill.

The question being put, it was agreed that Clause 38 stand part of the Bill.

After debate, Amendment 80 inserting new clause 'Definitions' was made on division and it was agreed that the new clause stand part of the Bill (Division 16).

The question being put, it was agreed that Clause 39 stand part of the Bill.

The question being put, it was agreed that Clause 40 stand part of the Bill.

The question being put, it was agreed that Clause 41 stand part of the Bill.

Long Title

The question being put, the Long Title was agreed.

The Climate Change (No. 2) Bill (NIA Bill 28/17-22) stood referred to the Speaker.

10. Adjournment

Proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Speaker

The Assembly adjourned at 9.58pm.

Mr Alex Maskey
The Speaker
7 February 2022

Northern Ireland Assembly

7 February 2022 - Division 1

Consideration Stage: Climate Change (No. 2) Bill (NIA Bill 28/17-22) – Amendment 45

Proposed:

New Clause

After Clause 16 insert -

'Policies and proposals: targets

16D.— (1) Policies and proposals under section 16 shall contain targets to be achieved during the

relevant budgetary period in the following areas—

(a) soil quality; and

(b) biodiversity

but these targets are subject to subsection (2) of this section.

(2) Targets under subsection (1) must be set in a way best calculated to achieve the relevant carbon budget after taking the following matters into account—

(a) international law, including, in particular, the UNFCCC;

(b) the impact of such targets on the environment of Northern Ireland;

(c) the impact of such targets on public health and well-being;

(d) the impact of such targets on fiscal, economic and social circumstances specific to Northern Ireland;

(e) the just transition principles.

(f) the transboundary impact.'

Ms Clare Bailey
Miss Rachel Woods

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 60
Noes: 27

AYES

Dr Aiken, Mr Allen, Dr Archibald, Ms Armstrong, Ms Bailey, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Beggs, Mr Blair, Mr Boylan, Ms S Bradley, Ms Bradshaw, Ms Brogan, Mr Butler, Mr Carroll, Mr Catney, Mr Chambers, Mr Delargy, Mr Dickson, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Mr Durkan, Ms Ennis, Ms Ferguson, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Ms Hunter, Mr Kearney, Mrs D Kelly, Mr G Kelly, Ms Kimmins, Mrs Long, Mr Lunn, Mr Lyttle, Mr McAleer, Mr McCrossan, Mr McGlone, Mr McGrath, Mr McGuigan, Mr McHugh, Ms McLaughlin, Mr McNulty, Ms Mallon, Mr Muir, Ms Á Murphy, Mr C Murphy, Mr Nesbitt, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mr O'Dowd, Mrs O'Neill, Mr O'Toole, Miss Reilly, Ms Rogan, Mr Sheehan, Ms Sheerin, Mr Stewart, Ms Sugden, Mr Swann, Miss Woods.

Tellers for the Ayes: Ms Bailey, Mr Blair.

NOES

Mr Allister, Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Ms Bunting, Mrs Cameron, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mr Lyons, Miss McIlveen, Mr Middleton, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Storey, Mr Weir.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr T Buchanan, Mr Harvey.

The amendment was made.

The following Members' votes were cast by their notified proxy in this division:

Ms Bailey voted for Mr Carroll, Mr Lunn, Ms Sugden and Miss Woods.

Mrs Barton voted for Mr Aiken, Mr Allen, Mr Beattie, Mr Butler, Mr Chambers, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Stewart and Mr Swann.

Ms Bunting voted for Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan [Teller, Noes], Mr Buckley, Mrs Cameron, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey [Teller, Noes], Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mr Lyons, Miss McIlveen, Mr Middleton, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Storey and Mr Weir.

Mrs D Kelly voted for Mrs S Bradley, Mr Catney, Mr Durkan, Ms Hunter, Ms Mallon, Mr McCrossan, Mr McGrath, Ms McLaughlin, Mr McNulty and Mr O'Toole.

Mr Muir voted for Ms Armstrong, Mr Blair [Teller, Ayes], Ms Bradshaw, Mr Dickson, Mrs Long and Mr Lyttle.

Mr O'Dowd voted for Dr Archibald, Mr Boylan, Ms Brogan, Mr Delargy, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Ms Ennis, Ms Ferguson, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Mr Kearney, Mr Kelly, Ms Kimmins, Mr McAleer, Mr McGuigan, Mr McHugh, Ms A Murphy, Mr C Murphy, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mrs O'Neill, Ms Reilly, Ms Rogan, Mr Sheehan and Ms Sheerin.

Northern Ireland Assembly

7 February 2022 - Division 2

Consideration Stage: Climate Change (No. 2) Bill (NIA Bill 28/17-22) – Amendment 46

Proposed:

New Clause

After Clause 16 insert -

'Policies and proposals: further provision

16E.—(1) Policies and proposals under section 16 must ensure that the relevant carbon budget is

achieved in the following sectors—

(a) energy production and supply (including for residential, public and district heating and cooling purposes);

(b) transport (including shipping and aviation);

(c) infrastructure (including infrastructure for electric vehicular transport);

(d) business and industrial processes;

(e) residential and public (in relation to buildings in these sectors);

(f) waste management;

(g) agriculture;

(h) land use and land-use change, including forestry;

(i) fisheries; and

(j) the provision of financial assistance to any person in connection with:

(i) the promotion of economic development in Northern Ireland or any part of Northern Ireland; and

(ii) the provision of infrastructure, goods or services in Northern Ireland or any part of Northern Ireland;

provided that, when setting out policies and proposals in respect of energy production and supply, the advices and recommendations of the SEM Committee in relation to the exercise of its functions under Article 6(2) of the Electricity (Single Wholesale Market) (Northern Ireland) Order 2007 (No. 913 (N.I. 7)) must be obtained and must be taken into account.'

Ms Clare Bailey
Miss Rachel Woods

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 60
Noes: 27

AYES

Dr Aiken, Mr Allen, Dr Archibald, Ms Armstrong, Ms Bailey, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Beggs, Mr Blair, Mr Boylan, Ms S Bradley, Ms Bradshaw, Ms Brogan, Mr Butler, Mr Carroll, Mr Catney, Mr Chambers, Mr Delargy, Mr Dickson, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Mr Durkan, Ms Ennis, Ms Ferguson, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Ms Hunter, Mr Kearney, Mrs D Kelly, Mr G Kelly, Ms Kimmins, Mrs Long, Mr Lunn, Mr Lyttle, Mr McAleer, Mr McCrossan, Mr McGlone, Mr McGrath, Mr McGuigan, Mr McHugh, Ms McLaughlin, Mr McNulty, Ms Mallon, Mr Muir, Ms Á Murphy, Mr C Murphy, Mr Nesbitt, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mr O'Dowd, Mrs O'Neill, Mr O'Toole, Miss Reilly, Ms Rogan, Mr Sheehan, Ms Sheerin, Mr Stewart, Ms Sugden, Mr Swann, Miss Woods.

Tellers for the Ayes: Ms Hunter, Miss Woods.

NOES

Mr Allister, Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Ms Bunting, Mrs Cameron, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mr Lyons, Miss McIlveen, Mr Middleton, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Storey, Mr Weir.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr Harvey, Mr Irwin.

The amendment was made.

The following Members' votes were cast by their notified proxy in this division:

Ms Bailey voted for Mr Carroll, Mr Lunn, Ms Sugden and Miss Woods [Teller, Ayes].

Mrs Barton voted for Mr Aiken, Mr Allen, Mr Beattie, Mr Butler, Mr Chambers, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Stewart and Mr Swann.

Ms Bunting voted for Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Mrs Cameron, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey [Teller, Noes], Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin [Teller, Noes], Mr Lyons, Miss McIlveen, Mr Middleton, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Storey and Mr Weir.

Mrs D Kelly voted for Mrs S Bradley, Mr Catney, Mr Durkan, Ms Hunter [Teller, Ayes], Ms Mallon, Mr McCrossan, Mr McGrath, Ms McLaughlin, Mr McNulty and Mr O'Toole.

Mr Muir voted for Ms Armstrong, Mr Blair, Ms Bradshaw, Mr Dickson, Mrs Long and Mr Lyttle.

Mr O'Dowd voted for Dr Archibald, Mr Boylan, Ms Brogan, Mr Delargy, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Ms Ennis, Ms Ferguson, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Mr Kearney, Mr Kelly, Ms Kimmins, Mr McAleer, Mr McGuigan, Mr McHugh, Ms A Murphy, Mr C Murphy, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mrs O'Neill, Ms Reilly, Ms Rogan, Mr Sheehan and Ms Sheerin.

Northern Ireland Assembly

7 February 2022 - Division 3

Consideration Stage: Climate Change (No. 2) Bill (NIA Bill 28/17-22) – Amendment 47

Proposed:

New Clause

After Clause 16 insert -

'Policies and proposals: nature based solutions

16F. Policies and proposals under section 16 shall as far as is practicable, support nature based projects that enhance biodiversity; protect and restore ecosystems; and seek to reduce, or increase the removal of, greenhouse gas emissions or support climate resilience.'

Ms Clare Bailey
Miss Rachel Woods

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 60
Noes: 27

AYES

Dr Aiken, Mr Allen, Dr Archibald, Ms Armstrong, Ms Bailey, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Beggs, Mr Blair, Mr Boylan, Ms S Bradley, Ms Bradshaw, Ms Brogan, Mr Butler, Mr Carroll, Mr Catney, Mr Chambers, Mr Delargy, Mr Dickson, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Mr Durkan, Ms Ennis, Ms Ferguson, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Ms Hunter, Mr Kearney, Mrs D Kelly, Mr G Kelly, Ms Kimmins, Mrs Long, Mr Lunn, Mr Lyttle, Mr McAleer, Mr McCrossan, Mr McGlone, Mr McGrath, Mr McGuigan, Mr McHugh, Ms McLaughlin, Mr McNulty, Ms Mallon, Mr Muir, Ms Á Murphy, Mr C Murphy, Mr Nesbitt, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mr O'Dowd, Mrs O'Neill, Mr O'Toole, Miss Reilly, Ms Rogan, Mr Sheehan, Ms Sheerin, Mr Stewart, Ms Sugden, Mr Swann, Miss Woods.

Tellers for the Ayes: Ms Armstrong, Miss Woods.

NOES

Mr Allister, Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Ms Bunting, Mrs Cameron, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mr Lyons, Miss McIlveen, Mr Middleton, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Storey, Mr Weir.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr T Buchanan, Mr Harvey.

The amendment was made.

The following Members' votes were cast by their notified proxy in this division:

Ms Bailey voted for Mr Carroll, Mr Lunn, Ms Sugden and Miss Woods [Teller, Ayes].

Mrs Barton voted for Mr Aiken, Mr Allen, Mr Beattie, Mr Butler, Mr Chambers, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Stewart and Mr Swann.

Ms Bunting voted for Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan [Teller, Noes], Mr Buckley, Mrs Cameron, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey [Teller, Noes], Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mr Lyons, Miss McIlveen, Mr Middleton, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Storey and Mr Weir.

Mrs D Kelly voted for Mrs S Bradley, Mr Catney, Mr Durkan, Ms Hunter, Ms Mallon, Mr McCrossan, Mr McGrath, Ms McLaughlin, Mr McNulty and Mr O'Toole.

Mr Muir voted for Ms Armstrong [Teller, Ayes], Mr Blair, Ms Bradshaw, Mr Dickson, Mrs Long and Mr Lyttle.

Mr O'Dowd voted for Dr Archibald, Mr Boylan, Ms Brogan, Mr Delargy, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Ms Ennis, Ms Ferguson, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Mr Kearney, Mr Kelly, Ms Kimmins, Mr McAleer, Mr McGuigan, Mr McHugh, Ms A Murphy, Mr C Murphy, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mrs O'Neill, Ms Reilly, Ms Rogan, Mr Sheehan and Ms Sheerin.

Northern Ireland Assembly

7 February 2022 - Division 4

Consideration Stage: Climate Change (No. 2) Bill (NIA Bill 28/17-22) – Amendment 48

Proposed:

New Clause

After Clause 16 insert -

'Policies and proposals: impact on small businesses

16G. Policies and proposals under section 16 must —

(a) explain how the proposals set out in the plans are expected to impact on the workforce, employers, including but not limited to small and micro businesses, and communities; and

(b) set out proposals for supporting the workforce, employers, including but not limited to small and micro businesses, and communities.

(c) "Small and micro businesses" means businesses with less than with less than 50 employees.'

Ms Clare Bailey
Miss Rachel Woods

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 60
Noes: 27

AYES

Dr Aiken, Mr Allen, Dr Archibald, Ms Armstrong, Ms Bailey, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Beggs, Mr Blair, Mr Boylan, Ms S Bradley, Ms Bradshaw, Ms Brogan, Mr Butler, Mr Carroll, Mr Catney, Mr Chambers, Mr Delargy, Mr Dickson, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Mr Durkan, Ms Ennis, Ms Ferguson, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Ms Hunter, Mr Kearney, Mrs D Kelly, Mr G Kelly, Ms Kimmins, Mrs Long, Mr Lunn, Mr Lyttle, Mr McAleer, Mr McCrossan, Mr McGlone, Mr McGrath, Mr McGuigan, Mr McHugh, Ms McLaughlin, Mr McNulty, Ms Mallon, Mr Muir, Ms Á Murphy, Mr C Murphy, Mr Nesbitt, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mr O'Dowd, Mrs O'Neill, Mr O'Toole, Miss Reilly, Ms Rogan, Mr Sheehan, Ms Sheerin, Mr Stewart, Ms Sugden, Mr Swann, Miss Woods.

Tellers for the Ayes: Ms Bailey, Miss Woods.

NOES

Mr Allister, Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Ms Bunting, Mrs Cameron, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mr Lyons, Miss McIlveen, Mr Middleton, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Storey, Mr Weir.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr Harvey, Mr Irwin.

The amendment was made.

The following Members' votes were cast by their notified proxy in this division:

Ms Bailey [Teller, Ayes] voted for Mr Carroll, Mr Lunn, Ms Sugden and Miss Woods [Teller, Ayes].

Mrs Barton voted for Mr Aiken, Mr Allen, Mr Beattie, Mr Butler, Mr Chambers, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Stewart and Mr Swann.

Ms Bunting voted for Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Mrs Cameron, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey [Teller, Noes], Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin [Teller, Noes], Mr Lyons, Miss McIlveen, Mr Middleton, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Storey and Mr Weir.

Mrs D Kelly voted for Mrs S Bradley, Mr Catney, Mr Durkan, Ms Hunter, Ms Mallon, Mr McCrossan, Mr McGrath, Ms McLaughlin, Mr McNulty and Mr O'Toole.

Mr Muir voted for Ms Armstrong, Mr Blair, Ms Bradshaw, Mr Dickson, Mrs Long and Mr Lyttle.

Mr O'Dowd voted for Dr Archibald, Mr Boylan, Ms Brogan, Mr Delargy, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Ms Ennis, Ms Ferguson, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Mr Kearney, Mr Kelly, Ms Kimmins, Mr McAleer, Mr McGuigan, Mr McHugh, Ms A Murphy, Mr C Murphy, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mrs O'Neill, Ms Reilly, Ms Rogan, Mr Sheehan and Ms Sheerin.

Northern Ireland Assembly

7 February 2022 - Division 5

Consideration Stage: Climate Change (No. 2) Bill (NIA Bill 28/17-22) – Amendment 60

Proposed:

New Clause

After Clause 20 insert -

'Public sector climate duty

21A.—(1) A public authority must, when carrying out its functions, act consistently with the targets at sections 1 to 3 of this Act.

(2) When acting consistently with the targets at sections 1 to 3, a public authority must—

(a) act consistently with the relevant report under section 16;

(b) act in a way that will deliver any NI adaptation plan produced under section 60 of the Climate Change Act 2008;

(c) act consistently with guidance published for the purposes of this duty;

(d) within 12 months of a relevant report under section 16 being published, make and publish a policy setting out how that public authority will act consistently with the targets of sections 1 to 3 of this Act and the relevant report.

(3) A public authority must produce biannual reports on compliance with the public sector climate duty.

(4) "Public authority" means any authority listed in schedule 3 to the Public Services Ombudsman Act (Northern Ireland) 2016.'

Ms Clare Bailey
Miss Rachel Woods

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 22
Noes: 27

AYES

Dr Aiken, Mr Allen, Ms Armstrong, Ms Bailey, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Beggs, Mr Blair, Ms Bradshaw, Mr Butler, Mr Carroll, Mr Chambers, Mr Dickson, Mrs Long, Mr Lunn, Mr Lyttle, Mr Muir, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Stewart, Ms Sugden, Mr Swann, Miss Woods.

Tellers for the Ayes: Ms Bailey, Mr Blair.

NOES

Mr Allister, Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Ms Bunting, Mrs Cameron, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mr Lyons, Miss McIlveen, Mr Middleton, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Storey, Mr Weir.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr Harvey, Mr Irwin.

The amendment was negatived.

The following Members' votes were cast by their notified proxy in this division:

Ms Bailey [Teller, Ayes] voted for Mr Carroll, Mr Lunn, Ms Sugden and Miss Woods.

Mrs Barton voted for Mr Aiken, Mr Allen, Mr Beattie, Mr Butler, Mr Chambers, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Stewart and Mr Swann.

Ms Bunting voted for Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Mrs Cameron, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey [Teller, Noes], Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin [Teller, Noes], Mr Lyons, Miss McIlveen, Mr Middleton, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Storey and Mr Weir.

Mr Muir voted for Ms Armstrong, Mr Blair [Teller, Ayes], Ms Bradshaw, Mr Dickson, Mrs Long and Mr Lyttle.

Northern Ireland Assembly

7 February 2022 - Division 6

Consideration Stage: Climate Change (No. 2) Bill (NIA Bill 28/17-22) – Amendment 67

Proposed:

New Clause

After Clause 28 insert –

'CHAPTER 2

CONSULTATION ON FURTHER OVERSIGHT

Consultation on Northern Ireland based oversight

28A.—(1) The Department must consult such persons as it considers appropriate as to whether a body should be established, or a person should be appointed, to exercise in Northern Ireland functions that relate to the making of policy, and taking of action, by public bodies in relation to climate change.

(2) In this section, references to a "climate adviser" are to any such body or person.

(3) The consultation must include consultation as to the functions that a climate adviser should exercise, including in particular consultation as to whether the adviser should—

(a) provide advice or make recommendations to public bodies in connection with adaptation to, and the mitigation of the effects of, climate change in Northern Ireland;

(b) report on—

(i) the operation of this Act,

(ii) the exercise of functions under it, or

(iii) the outcome of the exercise (or the failure to exercise) such functions.

(4) The consultation must also include consultation as to—

(a) how a climate adviser should, in the exercise of its functions, co-operate with other public bodies that exercise functions that relate to climate change or the environment;

(b) the status of a climate adviser (and, in the case of a body, its membership);

(c) the staff and resources that should be made available to a climate adviser;

(d) whether the establishment or appointment of a climate adviser would be an effective and efficient use of resources in connection with adaptation to, and the mitigation of the effects of, climate change in Northern Ireland.

(5) The consultation must also include consultation as to whether—

(a) an office for any of the staff of the Committee on Climate Change should be located in Northern Ireland;

(b) what functions of the Committee should be exercised by any staff based at such an office.

(6) The Department must prepare a report on the consultation and—

(a) lay the report before the Assembly, and

(b) publish it in such manner as the Department considers appropriate.

(7) The Department must lay and publish the report under subsection (6) before the end of the period of 2 years beginning with the day on which this Act receives Royal Assent.'

Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 27
Noes: 60

AYES

Mr Allister, Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Ms Bunting, Mrs Cameron, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mr Lyons, Miss McIlveen, Mr Middleton, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Storey, Mr Weir.

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr T Buchanan, Mr Irwin.

NOES

Dr Aiken, Mr Allen, Dr Archibald, Ms Armstrong, Ms Bailey, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Beggs, Mr Blair, Mr Boylan, Ms S Bradley, Ms Bradshaw, Ms Brogan, Mr Butler, Mr Carroll, Mr Catney, Mr Chambers, Mr Delargy, Mr Dickson, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Mr Durkan, Ms Ennis, Ms Ferguson, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Ms Hunter, Mr Kearney, Mrs D Kelly, Mr G Kelly, Ms Kimmins, Mrs Long, Mr Lunn, Mr Lyttle, Mr McAleer, Mr McCrossan, Mr McGlone, Mr McGrath, Mr McGuigan, Mr McHugh, Ms McLaughlin, Mr McNulty, Ms Mallon, Mr Muir, Ms Á Murphy, Mr C Murphy, Mr Nesbitt, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mr O'Dowd, Mrs O'Neill, Mr O'Toole, Miss Reilly, Ms Rogan, Mr Sheehan, Ms Sheerin, Mr Stewart, Ms Sugden, Mr Swann, Miss Woods.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr McAleer, Mr McGuigan.

The amendment was negatived.

The following Members' votes were cast by their notified proxy in this division:

Ms Bailey voted for Mr Carroll, Mr Lunn, Ms Sugden and Miss Woods.

Mrs Barton voted for Mr Aiken, Mr Allen, Mr Beattie, Mr Butler, Mr Chambers, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Stewart and Mr Swann.

Ms Bunting voted for Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan [Teller, Ayes], Mr Buckley, Mrs Cameron, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin [Teller, Ayes] , Mr Lyons, Miss McIlveen, Mr Middleton, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Storey and Mr Weir.

Mrs D Kelly voted for Mrs S Bradley, Mr Catney, Mr Durkan, Ms Hunter, Ms Mallon, Mr McCrossan, Mr McGrath, Ms McLaughlin, Mr McNulty and Mr O'Toole.

Mr Muir voted for Ms Armstrong, Mr Blair, Ms Bradshaw, Mr Dickson, Mrs Long and Mr Lyttle.

Mr O'Dowd voted for Dr Archibald, Mr Boylan, Ms Brogan, Mr Delargy, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Ms Ennis, Ms Ferguson, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Mr Kearney, Mr Kelly, Ms Kimmins, Mr McAleer [Teller, Noes], Mr McGuigan [Teller, Noes], Mr McHugh, Ms A Murphy, Mr C Murphy, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mrs O'Neill, Ms Reilly, Ms Rogan, Mr Sheehan and Ms Sheerin.

Northern Ireland Assembly

7 February 2022 - Division 7

Consideration Stage: Climate Change (No. 2) Bill (NIA Bill 28/17-22) – Amendment 68

Proposed:

New Clause

After Clause 28 insert -

'Northern Ireland-based oversight

28B. The Northern Ireland Executive must establish an Independent Office of Climate Change and Environmental Protection by 2025.'

Mr John Blair
Mr Andrew Muir
Mr Stewart Dickson

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 12
Noes: 37

AYES

Ms Armstrong, Ms Bailey, Mr Blair, Ms Bradshaw, Mr Carroll, Mr Dickson, Mrs Long, Mr Lunn, Mr Lyttle, Mr Muir, Ms Sugden, Miss Woods.

Tellers for the Ayes: Ms Armstrong, Mr Blair.

NOES

Dr Aiken, Mr Allen, Mr Allister, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Beggs, Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Ms Bunting, Mr Butler, Mrs Cameron, Mr Chambers, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mr Lyons, Miss McIlveen, Mr Middleton, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Stewart, Mr Storey, Mr Swann, Mr Weir.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr T Buchanan, Mr Harvey.

The amendment was negatived.

The following Members' votes were cast by their notified proxy in this division:

Ms Bailey voted for Mr Carroll, Mr Lunn, Ms Sugden and Miss Woods.

Mrs Barton voted for Mr Aiken, Mr Allen, Mr Beattie, Mr Butler, Mr Chambers, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Stewart and Mr Swann.

Ms Bunting voted for Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan [Teller, Noes], Mr Buckley, Mrs Cameron, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey [Teller, Noes], Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mr Lyons, Miss McIlveen, Mr Middleton, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Storey and Mr Weir.

Mr Muir voted for Ms Armstrong [Teller, Ayes], Mr Blair [Teller, Ayes], Ms Bradshaw, Mr Dickson, Mrs Long and Mr Lyttle.

Northern Ireland Assembly

7 February 2022 - Division 8

Consideration Stage: Climate Change (No. 2) Bill (NIA Bill 28/17-22) – Amendment 69

Proposed:

New Clause

After Clause 28 insert –

'PART 4A

FURTHER OVERSIGHT

Northern Ireland Climate Commissioner

28C.—(1) Within 24 months of this Act receiving Royal Assent, the Executive Office must establish an independent Northern Ireland Climate Commissioner to provide oversight of and reporting on the operations of this Act.'

Ms Clare Bailey
Miss Rachel Woods

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 48
Noes: 27

AYES

Dr Aiken, Mr Allen, Dr Archibald, Ms Armstrong, Ms Bailey, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Beggs, Mr Blair, Mr Boylan, Ms Bradshaw, Ms Brogan, Mr Butler, Mr Carroll, Mr Chambers, Mr Delargy, Mr Dickson, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Ms Ennis, Ms Ferguson, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Mr Kearney, Mr G Kelly, Ms Kimmins, Mrs Long, Mr Lunn, Mr Lyttle, Mr McAleer, Mr McGuigan, Mr McHugh, Mr Muir, Ms Á Murphy, Mr C Murphy, Mr Nesbitt, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mr O'Dowd, Mrs O'Neill, Miss Reilly, Ms Rogan, Mr Sheehan, Ms Sheerin, Mr Stewart, Ms Sugden, Mr Swann, Miss Woods.

Tellers for the Ayes: Ms Armstrong, Ms Bailey.

NOES

Mr Allister, Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Ms Bunting, Mrs Cameron, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mr Lyons, Miss McIlveen, Mr Middleton, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Storey, Mr Weir.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr T Buchanan, Mr Harvey.

The amendment was made.

The following Members' votes were cast by their notified proxy in this division:

Ms Bailey [Teller, Ayes] voted for Mr Carroll, Mr Lunn, Ms Sugden and Miss Woods.

Mrs Barton voted for Mr Aiken, Mr Allen, Mr Beattie, Mr Butler, Mr Chambers, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Stewart and Mr Swann.

Ms Bunting voted for Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan [Teller, Noes], Mr Buckley, Mrs Cameron, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey [Teller, Noes], Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mr Lyons, Miss McIlveen, Mr Middleton, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Storey and Mr Weir.

Mr Muir voted for Ms Armstrong [Teller, Ayes], Mr Blair, Ms Bradshaw, Mr Dickson, Mrs Long and Mr Lyttle.

Mr O'Dowd voted for Dr Archibald, Mr Boylan, Ms Brogan, Mr Delargy, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Ms Ennis, Ms Ferguson, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Mr Kearney, Mr Kelly, Ms Kimmins, Mr McAleer, Mr McGuigan, Mr McHugh, Ms A Murphy, Mr C Murphy, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mrs O'Neill, Ms Reilly, Ms Rogan, Mr Sheehan and Ms Sheerin.

Northern Ireland Assembly

7 February 2022 - Division 9

Consideration Stage: Climate Change (No. 2) Bill (NIA Bill 28/17-22) – Amendment 74

Proposed:

New Clause

After Clause 28 insert –

CHAPTER 2

OVERSIGHT'

Climate action plan

28H.—(1) The Department must lay before the Assembly and publish a plan, known as the climate action plan, within 3 years from the day on which this Act receives Royal Assent.

(2) Before laying each plan before the Assembly, the Department must carry out a public consultation on the draft climate action plan, including consultation with sector-specific advisory groups, lasting at least 16 weeks.

(3) Subsequent plans must be published within 5 years from the date on which the previous plan was laid before the Assembly.

(4) The climate action plan must set out how interim targets and the overall target of net zero will be achieved by the year 2050.

(5) Climate action plans must be climate resilient and support an environmentally sustainable economy.

(6) The plans must include annual targets on—

(a) Greenhouse gas emissions, and

(b) Air quality.

(7) "climate resilient" means the ability to minimise, mitigate or remedy the effects of climate change.'

Mr Philip McGuigan
Dr Caoimhe Archibald
Mr Declan McAleer

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 45
Noes: 37

AYES

Dr Archibald, Ms Armstrong, Mr Blair, Mr Boylan, Ms S Bradley, Ms Bradshaw, Ms Brogan, Mr Catney, Mr Delargy, Mr Dickson, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Mr Durkan, Ms Ennis, Ms Ferguson, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Ms Hunter, Mr Kearney, Mrs D Kelly, Mr G Kelly, Ms Kimmins, Mrs Long, Mr Lyttle, Mr McAleer, Mr McCrossan, Mr McGlone, Mr McGrath, Mr McGuigan, Mr McHugh, Ms McLaughlin, Mr McNulty, Ms Mallon, Mr Muir, Ms Á Murphy, Mr C Murphy, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mr O'Dowd, Mrs O'Neill, Mr O'Toole, Miss Reilly, Ms Rogan, Mr Sheehan, Ms Sheerin.

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr McAleer, Mr McGuigan.

NOES

Dr Aiken, Mr Allen, Mr Allister, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Beggs, Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Ms Bunting, Mr Butler, Mrs Cameron, Mr Chambers, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mr Lyons, Miss McIlveen, Mr Middleton, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Stewart, Mr Storey, Mr Swann, Mr Weir.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr T Buchanan, Mr Harvey.

The amendment was made.

The following Members' votes were cast by their notified proxy in this division:

Mrs Barton voted for Mr Aiken, Mr Allen, Mr Beattie, Mr Butler, Mr Chambers, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Stewart and Mr Swann.

Ms Bunting voted for Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan [Teller, Noes], Mr Buckley, Mrs Cameron, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey [Teller, Noes], Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mr Lyons, Miss McIlveen, Mr Middleton, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Storey and Mr Weir.

Mrs D Kelly voted for Mrs S Bradley, Mr Catney, Mr Durkan, Ms Hunter, Ms Mallon, Mr McCrossan, Mr McGrath, Ms McLaughlin, Mr McNulty and Mr O'Toole.

Mr Muir voted for Ms Armstrong, Mr Blair, Ms Bradshaw, Mr Dickson, Mrs Long and Mr Lyttle.

Mr O'Dowd voted for Dr Archibald, Mr Boylan, Ms Brogan, Mr Delargy, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Ms Ennis, Ms Ferguson, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Mr Kearney, Mr Kelly, Ms Kimmins, Mr McAleer [Teller, Ayes], Mr McGuigan [Teller, Ayes], Mr McHugh, Ms A Murphy, Mr C Murphy, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mrs O'Neill, Ms Reilly, Ms Rogan, Mr Sheehan and Ms Sheerin.

Northern Ireland Assembly

7 February 2022 - Division 10

Consideration Stage: Climate Change (No. 2) Bill (NIA Bill 28/17-22) – Amendment 76

Proposed:

Clause 29, Page 13, Line 3

At end insert –

'(d) Departments should, as far as reasonably practicable, align such plans, policies and strategies to those of the Republic of Ireland.'

Mr Philip McGuigan
Dr Caoimhe Archibald
Mr Declan McAleer

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 38
Noes: 37

AYES

Dr Archibald, Mr Boylan, Ms S Bradley, Ms Brogan, Mr Catney, Mr Delargy, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Mr Durkan, Ms Ennis, Ms Ferguson, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Ms Hunter, Mr Kearney, Mrs D Kelly, Mr G Kelly, Ms Kimmins, Mr McAleer, Mr McCrossan, Mr McGlone, Mr McGrath, Mr McGuigan, Mr McHugh, Ms McLaughlin, Mr McNulty, Ms Mallon, Ms Á Murphy, Mr C Murphy, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mr O'Dowd, Mrs O'Neill, Mr O'Toole, Miss Reilly, Ms Rogan, Mr Sheehan, Ms Sheerin.

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr McGuigan, Mr Sheehan.

NOES

Dr Aiken, Mr Allen, Mr Allister, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Beggs, Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Ms Bunting, Mr Butler, Mrs Cameron, Mr Chambers, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mr Lyons, Miss McIlveen, Mr Middleton, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Stewart, Mr Storey, Mr Swann, Mr Weir.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr T Buchanan, Mr Harvey.

The following Members in both Lobbies and are therefore not counted in the result: Ms Armstrong, Mr Blair, Ms Bradshaw, Mr Dickson, Mrs Long, Mr Lyttle, Mr Muir

The amendment was made.

The following Members' votes were cast by their notified proxy in this division:

Mrs Barton voted for Mr Aiken, Mr Allen, Mr Beattie, Mr Butler, Mr Chambers, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Stewart and Mr Swann.

Ms Bunting voted for Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan [Teller, Noes], Mr Buckley, Mrs Cameron, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey [Teller, Noes], Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mr Lyons, Miss McIlveen, Mr Middleton, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Storey and Mr Weir.

Mrs D Kelly voted for Mrs S Bradley, Mr Catney, Mr Durkan, Ms Hunter, Ms Mallon, Mr McCrossan, Mr McGrath, Ms McLaughlin, Mr McNulty and Mr O'Toole.

Mr Muir voted for Ms Armstrong, Mr Blair, Ms Bradshaw, Mr Dickson, Mrs Long and Mr Lyttle.

Mr O'Dowd voted for Dr Archibald, Mr Boylan, Ms Brogan, Mr Delargy, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Ms Ennis, Ms Ferguson, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Mr Kearney, Mr Kelly, Ms Kimmins, Mr McAleer, Mr McGuigan [Teller, Ayes], Mr McHugh, Ms A Murphy, Mr C Murphy, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mrs O'Neill, Ms Reilly, Ms Rogan, Mr Sheehan [Teller, Ayes] and Ms Sheerin.

Northern Ireland Assembly

7 February 2022 - Division 11

Consideration Stage: Climate Change (No. 2) Bill (NIA Bill 28/17-22) – Clause 29 (as amended)

Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 50
Noes: 38

AYES

Dr Archibald, Ms Armstrong, Ms Bailey, Mr Blair, Mr Boylan, Ms S Bradley, Ms Bradshaw, Ms Brogan, Mr Carroll, Mr Catney, Mr Delargy, Mr Dickson, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Mr Durkan, Ms Ennis, Ms Ferguson, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Ms Hunter, Mr Kearney, Mrs D Kelly, Mr G Kelly, Ms Kimmins, Mrs Long, Mr Lunn, Mr Lyttle, Mr McAleer, Mr McCrossan, Mr McGlone, Mr McGrath, Mr McGuigan, Mr McHugh, Ms McLaughlin, Mr McNulty, Ms Mallon, Mr Muir, Ms Á Murphy, Mr C Murphy, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mr O'Dowd, Mrs O'Neill, Mr O'Toole, Miss Reilly, Ms Rogan, Mr Sheehan, Ms Sheerin, Ms Sugden, Miss Woods.

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr McGuigan, Mr Sheehan.

NOES

Dr Aiken, Mr Allen, Mr Allister, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Beggs, Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Ms Bunting, Mr Butler, Mrs Cameron, Mr Chambers, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mr Lyons, Miss McIlveen, Mr Middleton, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Stewart, Mr Storey, Mr Swann, Mr Weir, Mr Wells.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr Harvey, Mr Irwin.

The Clause, as amended, was agreed.

The following Members' votes were cast by their notified proxy in this division:

Ms Bailey voted for Mr Carroll, Mr Lunn, Ms Sugden and Miss Woods.

Mrs Barton voted for Mr Aiken, Mr Allen, Mr Beattie, Mr Butler, Mr Chambers, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Stewart and Mr Swann.

Ms Bunting voted for Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Mrs Cameron, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey [Teller, Noes], Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin [Teller, Noes], Mr Lyons, Miss McIlveen, Mr Middleton, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Storey and Mr Weir.

Mrs D Kelly voted for Mrs S Bradley, Mr Catney, Mr Durkan, Ms Hunter, Ms Mallon, Mr McCrossan, Mr McGrath, Ms McLaughlin, Mr McNulty and Mr O'Toole.

Mr Muir voted for Ms Armstrong, Mr Blair, Ms Bradshaw, Mr Dickson, Mrs Long and Mr Lyttle.

Mr O'Dowd voted for Dr Archibald, Mr Boylan, Ms Brogan, Mr Delargy, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Ms Ennis, Ms Ferguson, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Mr Kearney, Mr Kelly, Ms Kimmins, Mr McAleer, Mr McGuigan [Teller, Ayes], Mr McHugh, Ms A Murphy, Mr C Murphy, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mrs O'Neill, Ms Reilly, Ms Rogan, Mr Sheehan [Teller, Ayes] and Ms Sheerin.

Northern Ireland Assembly

7 February 2022 - Division 12

Consideration Stage: Climate Change (No. 2) Bill (NIA Bill 28/17-22) – Amendment 77

Proposed:

Clause 30, Page 13, Line 18

After '7(4)' insert ', 16A(9)'

Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 37
Noes: 50

AYES

Dr Aiken, Mr Allen, Mr Allister, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Beggs, Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Ms Bunting, Mr Butler, Mrs Cameron, Mr Chambers, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mr Lyons, Miss McIlveen, Mr Middleton, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Stewart, Mr Storey, Mr Swann, Mr Weir.

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr Harvey, Mr Irwin.

NOES

Dr Archibald, Ms Armstrong, Ms Bailey, Mr Blair, Mr Boylan, Ms S Bradley, Ms Bradshaw, Ms Brogan, Mr Carroll, Mr Catney, Mr Delargy, Mr Dickson, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Mr Durkan, Ms Ennis, Ms Ferguson, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Ms Hunter, Mr Kearney, Mrs D Kelly, Mr G Kelly, Ms Kimmins, Mrs Long, Mr Lunn, Mr Lyttle, Mr McAleer, Mr McCrossan, Mr McGlone, Mr McGrath, Mr McGuigan, Mr McHugh, Ms McLaughlin, Mr McNulty, Ms Mallon, Mr Muir, Ms Á Murphy, Mr C Murphy, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mr O'Dowd, Mrs O'Neill, Mr O'Toole, Miss Reilly, Ms Rogan, Mr Sheehan, Ms Sheerin, Ms Sugden, Miss Woods.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr McAleer, Mr McGuigan.

The amendment was negatived.

The following Members' votes were cast by their notified proxy in this division:

Ms Bailey voted for Mr Carroll, Mr Lunn, Ms Sugden and Miss Woods.

Mrs Barton voted for Mr Aiken, Mr Allen, Mr Beattie, Mr Butler, Mr Chambers, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Stewart and Mr Swann.

Ms Bunting voted for Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Mrs Cameron, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey [Teller, Ayes], Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin [Teller, Ayes], Mr Lyons, Miss McIlveen, Mr Middleton, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Storey and Mr Weir.

Mrs D Kelly voted for Mrs S Bradley, Mr Catney, Mr Durkan, Ms Hunter, Ms Mallon, Mr McCrossan, Mr McGrath, Ms McLaughlin, Mr McNulty and Mr O'Toole.

Mr Muir voted for Ms Armstrong, Mr Blair, Ms Bradshaw, Mr Dickson, Mrs Long and Mr Lyttle.

Mr O'Dowd voted for Dr Archibald, Mr Boylan, Ms Brogan, Mr Delargy, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Ms Ennis, Ms Ferguson, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Mr Kearney, Mr Kelly, Ms Kimmins, Mr McAleer [Teller, Noes], Mr McGuigan [Teller, Noes], Mr McHugh, Ms A Murphy, Mr C Murphy, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mrs O'Neill, Ms Reilly, Ms Rogan, Mr Sheehan and Ms Sheerin.

Northern Ireland Assembly

7 February 2022 - Division 13

Consideration Stage: Climate Change (No. 2) Bill (NIA Bill 28/17-22) – Amendment 78

Proposed:

Clause 31, Page 14, Line 3

At end insert -

'(d) The views of the Climate Commissioner and the Just Transition Commission.'

Mr Philip McGuigan
Dr Caoimhe Archibald
Mr Declan McAleer

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 50
Noes: 38

AYES

Dr Archibald, Ms Armstrong, Ms Bailey, Mr Blair, Mr Boylan, Ms S Bradley, Ms Bradshaw, Ms Brogan, Mr Carroll, Mr Catney, Mr Delargy, Mr Dickson, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Mr Durkan, Ms Ennis, Ms Ferguson, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Ms Hunter, Mr Kearney, Mrs D Kelly, Mr G Kelly, Ms Kimmins, Mrs Long, Mr Lunn, Mr Lyttle, Mr McAleer, Mr McCrossan, Mr McGlone, Mr McGrath, Mr McGuigan, Mr McHugh, Ms McLaughlin, Mr McNulty, Ms Mallon, Mr Muir, Ms Á Murphy, Mr C Murphy, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mr O'Dowd, Mrs O'Neill, Mr O'Toole, Miss Reilly, Ms Rogan, Mr Sheehan, Ms Sheerin, Ms Sugden, Miss Woods.

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr McAleer, Mr McGuigan.

NOES

Dr Aiken, Mr Allen, Mr Allister, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Beggs, Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Ms Bunting, Mr Butler, Mrs Cameron, Mr Chambers, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mr Lyons, Miss McIlveen, Mr Middleton, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Stewart, Mr Storey, Mr Swann, Mr Weir, Mr Wells.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr T Buchanan, Mr Harvey.

The amendment was made.

The following Members' votes were cast by their notified proxy in this division:

Ms Bailey voted for Mr Carroll, Mr Lunn, Ms Sugden and Miss Woods.

Mrs Barton voted for Mr Aiken, Mr Allen, Mr Beattie, Mr Butler, Mr Chambers, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Stewart and Mr Swann.

Ms Bunting voted for Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan [Teller, Noes], Mr Buckley, Mrs Cameron, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey [Teller, Noes], Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mr Lyons, Miss McIlveen, Mr Middleton, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Storey, Mr Weir and Mr Wells.

Mrs D Kelly voted for Mrs S Bradley, Mr Catney, Mr Durkan, Ms Hunter, Ms Mallon, Mr McCrossan, Mr McGrath, Ms McLaughlin, Mr McNulty and Mr O'Toole.

Mr Muir voted for Ms Armstrong, Mr Blair, Ms Bradshaw, Mr Dickson, Mrs Long and Mr Lyttle.

Mr O'Dowd voted for Dr Archibald, Mr Boylan, Ms Brogan, Mr Delargy, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Ms Ennis, Ms Ferguson, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Mr Kearney, Mr Kelly, Ms Kimmins, Mr McAleer [Teller, Ayes], Mr McGuigan [Teller, Ayes], Mr McHugh, Ms A Murphy, Mr C Murphy, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mrs O'Neill, Ms Reilly, Ms Rogan, Mr Sheehan and Ms Sheerin.

Northern Ireland Assembly

7 February 2022 - Division 14

Consideration Stage: Climate Change (No. 2) Bill (NIA Bill 28/17-22) – Clause 31 (as amended)

Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 50
Noes: 38

AYES

Dr Archibald, Ms Armstrong, Ms Bailey, Mr Blair, Mr Boylan, Ms S Bradley, Ms Bradshaw, Ms Brogan, Mr Carroll, Mr Catney, Mr Delargy, Mr Dickson, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Mr Durkan, Ms Ennis, Ms Ferguson, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Ms Hunter, Mr Kearney, Mrs D Kelly, Mr G Kelly, Ms Kimmins, Mrs Long, Mr Lunn, Mr Lyttle, Mr McAleer, Mr McCrossan, Mr McGlone, Mr McGrath, Mr McGuigan, Mr McHugh, Ms McLaughlin, Mr McNulty, Ms Mallon, Mr Muir, Ms Á Murphy, Mr C Murphy, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mr O'Dowd, Mrs O'Neill, Mr O'Toole, Miss Reilly, Ms Rogan, Mr Sheehan, Ms Sheerin, Ms Sugden, Miss Woods.

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr McAleer, Mr Sheehan.

NOES

Dr Aiken, Mr Allen, Mr Allister, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Beggs, Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Ms Bunting, Mr Butler, Mrs Cameron, Mr Chambers, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mr Lyons, Miss McIlveen, Mr Middleton, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Stewart, Mr Storey, Mr Swann, Mr Weir, Mr Wells.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr Harvey, Mr Irwin.

The Clause, as amended, was agreed.

The following Members' votes were cast by their notified proxy in this division:

Ms Bailey voted for Mr Carroll, Mr Lunn, Ms Sugden and Miss Woods.

Mrs Barton voted for Mr Aiken, Mr Allen, Mr Beattie, Mr Butler, Mr Chambers, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Stewart and Mr Swann.

Ms Bunting voted for Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Mrs Cameron, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey [Teller, Noes], Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin [Teller, Noes], Mr Lyons, Miss McIlveen, Mr Middleton, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Storey, Mr Weir and Mr Wells.

Mrs D Kelly voted for Mrs S Bradley, Mr Catney, Mr Durkan, Ms Hunter, Ms Mallon, Mr McCrossan, Mr McGrath, Ms McLaughlin, Mr McNulty and Mr O'Toole.

Mr Muir voted for Ms Armstrong, Mr Blair, Ms Bradshaw, Mr Dickson, Mrs Long and Mr Lyttle.

Mr O'Dowd voted for Dr Archibald, Mr Boylan, Ms Brogan, Mr Delargy, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Ms Ennis, Ms Ferguson, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Mr Kearney, Mr Kelly, Ms Kimmins, Mr McAleer [Teller, Ayes], Mr McGuigan, Mr McHugh, Ms A Murphy, Mr C Murphy, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mrs O'Neill, Ms Reilly, Ms Rogan, Mr Sheehan [Teller, Ayes] and Ms Sheerin.

Northern Ireland Assembly

7 February 2022 - Division 15

Consideration Stage: Climate Change (No. 2) Bill (NIA Bill 28/17-22) – Amendment 79

Proposed:

Clause 33, Page 14, Line 20

After 'made' insert 'under section 16A(9) (meaning of "just transition principle" and "small business") or'

Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 37
Noes: 50

AYES

Dr Aiken, Mr Allen, Mr Allister, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Beggs, Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Ms Bunting, Mr Butler, Mrs Cameron, Mr Chambers, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mr Lyons, Miss McIlveen, Mr Middleton, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Stewart, Mr Storey, Mr Swann, Mr Weir.

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr Harvey, Mr Irwin.

NOES

Dr Archibald, Ms Armstrong, Ms Bailey, Mr Blair, Mr Boylan, Ms S Bradley, Ms Bradshaw, Ms Brogan, Mr Carroll, Mr Catney, Mr Delargy, Mr Dickson, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Mr Durkan, Ms Ennis, Ms Ferguson, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Ms Hunter, Mr Kearney, Mrs D Kelly, Mr G Kelly, Ms Kimmins, Mrs Long, Mr Lunn, Mr Lyttle, Mr McAleer, Mr McCrossan, Mr McGlone, Mr McGrath, Mr McGuigan, Mr McHugh, Ms McLaughlin, Mr McNulty, Ms Mallon, Mr Muir, Ms Á Murphy, Mr C Murphy, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mr O'Dowd, Mrs O'Neill, Mr O'Toole, Miss Reilly, Ms Rogan, Mr Sheehan, Ms Sheerin, Ms Sugden, Miss Woods.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr McGuigan, Mr Sheehan.

The amendment was negatived.

The following Members' votes were cast by their notified proxy in this division:

Ms Bailey voted for Mr Carroll, Mr Lunn, Ms Sugden and Miss Woods.

Mrs Barton voted for Mr Aiken, Mr Allen, Mr Beattie, Mr Butler, Mr Chambers, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Stewart and Mr Swann.

Ms Bunting voted for Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Mrs Cameron, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey [Teller, Ayes], Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin [Teller, Ayes], Mr Lyons, Miss McIlveen, Mr Middleton, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Storey and Mr Weir.

Mrs D Kelly voted for Mrs S Bradley, Mr Catney, Mr Durkan, Ms Hunter, Ms Mallon, Mr McCrossan, Mr McGrath, Ms McLaughlin, Mr McNulty and Mr O'Toole.

Mr Muir voted for Ms Armstrong, Mr Blair, Ms Bradshaw, Mr Dickson, Mrs Long and Mr Lyttle.

Mr O'Dowd voted for Dr Archibald, Mr Boylan, Ms Brogan, Mr Delargy, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Ms Ennis, Ms Ferguson, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Mr Kearney, Mr Kelly, Ms Kimmins, Mr McAleer, Mr McGuigan [Teller, Noes], Mr McHugh, Ms A Murphy, Mr C Murphy, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mrs O'Neill, Ms Reilly, Ms Rogan, Mr Sheehan [Teller, Noes] and Ms Sheerin.

Northern Ireland Assembly

7 February 2022 - Division 16

Consideration Stage: Climate Change (No. 2) Bill (NIA Bill 28/17-22) – Amendment 80

Proposed:

New Clause

After clause 38 insert -

'Definitions

38A. In this Act 'sector' or 'sectors' refers to one or all of the following

(1) energy production and supply (including for residential, public and district heating and cooling purposes);

(2) transport (including shipping and aviation);

(3) infrastructure (including infrastructure for electric vehicular transport);

(4) business and industrial processes;

(5) residential and public (in relation to buildings in these sectors);

(6) waste management;

(7) land use and land-use change, including forestry;

(8) agriculture; and

(9) the provision of financial assistance to any person in connection with—

(a) the promotion of economic development in Northern Ireland or any part of Northern Ireland; and

(b) the provision of infrastructure, goods or services in Northern Ireland or any part of Northern Ireland'.

Mr Philip McGuigan
Dr Caoimhe Archibald
Mr Declan McAleer

The Question was put and the Assembly divided.

Ayes: 50
Noes: 38

AYES

Dr Archibald, Ms Armstrong, Ms Bailey, Mr Blair, Mr Boylan, Ms S Bradley, Ms Bradshaw, Ms Brogan, Mr Carroll, Mr Catney, Mr Delargy, Mr Dickson, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Mr Durkan, Ms Ennis, Ms Ferguson, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Ms Hunter, Mr Kearney, Mrs D Kelly, Mr G Kelly, Ms Kimmins, Mrs Long, Mr Lunn, Mr Lyttle, Mr McAleer, Mr McCrossan, Mr McGlone, Mr McGrath, Mr McGuigan, Mr McHugh, Ms McLaughlin, Mr McNulty, Ms Mallon, Mr Muir, Ms Á Murphy, Mr C Murphy, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mr O'Dowd, Mrs O'Neill, Mr O'Toole, Miss Reilly, Ms Rogan, Mr Sheehan, Ms Sheerin, Ms Sugden, Miss Woods.

Tellers for the Ayes: Mr McGuigan, Mr Sheehan.

NOES

Dr Aiken, Mr Allen, Mr Allister, Mrs Barton, Mr Beattie, Mr Beggs, Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Ms Bunting, Mr Butler, Mrs Cameron, Mr Chambers, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey, Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin, Mr Lyons, Miss McIlveen, Mr Middleton, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Stewart, Mr Storey, Mr Swann, Mr Weir, Mr Wells.

Tellers for the Noes: Mr Harvey, Mr Irwin.

The amendment was made.

The following Members' votes were cast by their notified proxy in this division:

Ms Bailey voted for Mr Carroll, Mr Lunn, Ms Sugden and Miss Woods.

Mrs Barton voted for Mr Aiken, Mr Allen, Mr Beattie, Mr Butler, Mr Chambers, Mr Nesbitt, Mr Stewart and Mr Swann.

Ms Bunting voted for Mr M Bradley, Ms P Bradley, Mr K Buchanan, Mr T Buchanan, Mr Buckley, Mrs Cameron, Mr Clarke, Mrs Dodds, Mr Dunne, Mr Easton, Mrs Erskine, Mr Frew, Mr Givan, Mr Harvey [Teller, Noes], Mr Hilditch, Mr Humphrey, Mr Irwin [Teller, Noes], Mr Lyons, Miss McIlveen, Mr Middleton, Mr Newton, Mr Poots, Mr Robinson, Mr Storey, Mr Weir and Mr Wells.

Mrs D Kelly voted for Mrs S Bradley, Mr Catney, Mr Durkan, Ms Hunter, Ms Mallon, Mr McCrossan, Mr McGrath, Ms McLaughlin, Mr McNulty and Mr O'Toole.

Mr Muir voted for Ms Armstrong, Mr Blair, Ms Bradshaw, Mr Dickson, Mrs Long and Mr Lyttle.

Mr O'Dowd voted for Dr Archibald, Mr Boylan, Ms Brogan, Mr Delargy, Ms Dillon, Ms Dolan, Ms Ennis, Ms Ferguson, Ms Flynn, Mr Gildernew, Ms Hargey, Mr Kearney, Mr Kelly, Ms Kimmins, Mr McAleer, Mr McGuigan [Teller, Ayes], Mr McHugh, Ms A Murphy, Mr C Murphy, Ms Ní Chuilín, Mrs O'Neill, Ms Reilly, Ms Rogan, Mr Sheehan [Teller, Ayes] and Ms Sheerin.

Northern Ireland Assembly

Papers Presented to the Assembly on 3 February 2022 to 7 February 2022.

1. Acts of the Northern Ireland Assembly

Damages (Return on Investment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2022

Horse Racing (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2022

Health and Social Care Act (Northern Ireland) 2022

2. Bills of the Northern Ireland Assembly

Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) Bill (NIA 53/17-22)

3. Orders in Council

4. Publications Laid in the Northern Ireland Assembly

Attorney General for Northern Ireland Annual Report 2020/21 (The Executive Office)

Legislative Consent Memorandum: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill (Department of Justice)

Executive Committee (Functions) Act 2020: Amendments to the Ministerial Code (The Executive Office)

Draft SI The Human Medicines (Coronavirus and Influenza) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (Department of Health)

Draft SI The Human Medicines (Amendments Relating to the Early Access to Medicines Scheme) Regulations 2022 (Department of Health)

5. Assembly Reports

Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on a Bill of Rights (NIA 156/17-22) (Ad Hoc Committee on a Bill of Rights)

Committee for Education Report on the Period Products (Free Provision) Bill (NIA 166/17-22) (Committee for Education)

Committee for Education Report on the Education (Curriculum) (CPR and AED) Bill (NIA 167/17-22) (Committee for Education)

Report of the Examiner of Statutory Rules to the Assembly and the Appropriate Committees Twelfth Report of Session 2021 – 2022 (NIA 171/17-22) (Examiner of Statutory Rules)

6. Statutory Rules

SR 2022/27 The Housing-Related Functions of the Department of Finance (Exercise by the Housing Executive) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022 (Department for Communities)

SR 2022/28 The Energy Payment Support Scheme Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022 (Department for Communities)

SR 2022/29 The Financial Assistance (Coronavirus: Hospitality) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022 (Department of Finance)

For information only

Correction Slip for SR 2022/06 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022 (Department of Health)

Correction Slip for SR 2022/12 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Amendment No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022 (Department of Health)

Correction Slip for SR 2022/16 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Amendment No. 3) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022 (Department of Health)

7. Written Ministerial Statements

8. Consultation Documents

Consultation on Inconsiderate Pavement Parking (Department for Infrastructure)

9. Departmental Publications

10. Agency Publications

11. Westminster Publications

12. Miscellaneous Publications


PROXY VOTING NOTICES – MONDAY 7 FEBRUARY 2022

The following Members notified the Speaker, under Standing Order 112, that they wished to avail of proxy voting arrangements for the sitting on Monday 7 February 2022:

Steve Aiken

Cara Hunter

Andy Allen

William Irwin

Caoimhe   Archibald

Declan   Kearney

Kellie   Armstrong

Gerry Kelly

Doug Beattie

Liz Kimmins

John Blair

Naomi Long

Cathal Boylan

Trevor Lunn*

Maurice   Bradley

Gordon Lyons

Paula Bradley

Chris Lyttle

Sinéad   Bradley

Nichola   Mallon

Paula Bradshaw

Declan   McAleer

Nicola Brogan

Daniel   McCrossan

Keith   Buchanan

Colin McGrath

Thomas   Buchanan

Philip   McGuigan

Jonathan   Buckley

Maolíosa   McHugh

Robbie Butler

Michelle   McIlveen

Pam Cameron

Sinead   McLaughlin

Gerry Carroll

Justin   McNulty

Pat Catney

Gary   Middleton

Alan Chambers

Áine Murphy

Trevor Clarke

Conor Murphy

Pádraig   Delargy

Mike Nesbitt

Stewart   Dickson

Robin Newton

Linda Dillon

Carál Ní   Chuilín

Jemma Dolan

Michelle   O’Neill

Diane Dodds

Matthew   O’Toole

Stephen Dunne

Edwin Poots

Mark Durkan

Aisling   Reilly

Alex Easton

George   Robinson

Sinéad Ennis

Emma Rogan

Deborah   Erskine

Pat Sheehan

Ciara   Ferguson

Emma Sheerin

Órlaithí   Flynn

Christopher   Stalford

Paul Frew

John Stewart

Colm   Gildernew

Mervyn Storey

Paul Givan

Claire Sugden

Deirdre   Hargey

Robin Swann

Harry Harvey

Peter Weir

David   Hilditch

Jim Wells

William   Humphrey

Rachel Woods

 *Trevor Lunn
stipulated that he wished to avail of proxy voting arrangements for votes on Consideration
Stage: Climate Change (No. 2) Bill (NIA Bill 28/17-22) on 07 February 2022.

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